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 John Philip Saylor

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John Philip Saylor

Birth
Death 4 Mar 1857 (aged 82)
Burial Miami County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 11003690 View Source
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Father: Jacob Saylor Sr. [Emigrant] b: 3 Apr 1744 in Germany
Mother: Mary [Saylor] b: ABT 1744/1754

Married Margaret Harless 10 May 1797 in Montgomery Co, VA
(above portion of bio from Pam Estes Holeton)

John Philip SAYLOR and his younger brother, Jacob SAYLOR, first came to what is now Miami Co., Ohio in the fall of 1800, laying claim to a half section of land on Indian Creek in what was later Bethel township. At that time, this land technically was part of Hamilton Co. in the Northwest Territory. In 1803, when Ohio became a state, it was part of Montgomery Co.(now Miami)

By 1801, most of the immediate Saylor family had moved to this area; early land records show a number of deeds issued to Philip SAYLOR, Jacob SAYLOR, and other family members. Philip SAYLOR eventually became a tavern keeper. His will (Book 2, p. 356) names nine children. Some members of his wife's family may also have moved up from Virginia, since there are at least two HARLESS stones in the Saylor Cemetery.

After Margaret Harless Saylor died, John married Jane Ramsey. They are found on the 1850 census with daughter Martha age (2 )and another child Mary Stephanson (8) who may have been from a prior marriage. John was was 77 and Jane just 31 at the time. By the 1860 census John has died and Jane is head of house with Martha (11) Sarah (7) and William (6) a gentleman (her father) William Ramsey (84) and a Farmer from Ireland Joseph Pollard (37)


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died age 82 years, 9 months, 12 days


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